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Survey: Canadians say distracted driving number one cause of vehicular deaths

According to survey results released from Rates.ca, 40 per cent of Canadians believe that distracted driving is the number one cause of vehicular deaths, passing impaired driving.  Rates.ca surveyed 1173 Canadians and asked them about their experiences and concerns with» 

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Ontario reports Canada’s 12th case of COVID-19

As fears about the spread of the coronavirus continue to mount around the world and hundreds of new cases are being reported in Asia, a fifth case has been disclosed in Ontario. It is the second case announced this week» 

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Quebec school cancels Japan trip over coronavirus concerns

About 40 students from L’école Polyvalente Le Carrefour in Gatineau, Quebec, were supposed to leave for an 11 day trip to Japan this Friday, however that has now changed.  According to CBC News, the Draveurs school board sent a letter» 

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Anniversary of Radio Canada International, 75 today

Today is an auspicious day for RCI. It was February 25, 1945 that the CBC International Service began shortwave broadcasting to Europe. It was designed at the time to provide accurate news to occupied areas in English French and German,» 

Health, Society

Liberals introduce legislation to expand assisted dying access

Canada’s federal government has introduced legislation aimed at making it easier for Canadians seeking medical help to end their lives. The bill amends a four-year-old law introduced by Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government that followed a landmark 2015 Supreme Court ruling» 

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Heart & Stroke Foundation raising awareness on the signs of a stroke

For the sixth year, the Heart & Stroke Foundation, with the support of Quebec’s Ministry of Health and Social Services announced their FAST campaign this morning to teach Quebecers the signs of a stroke. According to the foundation, only 18» 

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New case of the COVID-19 virus confirmed in Toronto

As Canada continues to prepare to respond to a possible pandemic, health officials in Ontario have confirmed a new case of COVID-19. It’s the fourth in the province–and third in the Toronto region–since the global outbreak began at the end» 

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The LINK Online, Feb. 20,21,22, 2020

Your hosts, Levon, Vincenzo, and Marc (video of show at bottom) Trudeau asks for patience as rail blockades continue but offers no clear plan As the rail blockades by Indigenous groups and supporters continue, business groups warn that the economy» 

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Canadian cruise ship passengers stranded in Japan begin quarantine in Canada

Canadian passengers who were stranded in Japan for more than two weeks on board the coronavirus-stricken Diamond Princess cruise ship have begun a 14-day quarantine after arriving in Canada earlier today, federal officials said. A plane chartered by the federal» 

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Flight carrying Canadian cruise passengers from Japan on way home

A passenger plane chartered by the federal government to bring nearly 200 Canadians stranded on a quarantined cruise ship in Japan is on its way home and is expected to arrive in Canada in the wee hours of Friday, Foreign»